"Julie Shaw is truly a knowledgeable and compassionate yoga instructor. I have worked with her for several years, in group classes, in person at my home, and on zoom. She has always met me exactly where I am - and where my body is. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to build and maintain flexibility, cultivate calm, and stay healthy."
“I was suffering from multiple herniated and slipped discs, and could not perform simple, daily movements. I was introduced to Julie during Covid 19, and we met “virtually.” She designed specific yoga exercises, with escalating movements. Over 3 months, I have been able to strengthen my core and resume most normal movements and lifestyle – even playing golf! Julie's dedication and individual personal attention was very much appreciated and I completely recommend her to anyone!”
"I have enjoyed chair yoga with Julie for a few years. The difference the practice has made in my life is noteworthy. I have gained strength, flexibility, and most of all, peace of mind. I perform the breathing techniques and mental exercises daily. Julie is the best."
"Julie is a warm-hearted and inspirational mentor to me in my travel along the Yoga path. In my studies with Julie I have been given humor, compassion, and the wisdom of her experience as guidance. She is generous and honest and true in her practice and in the fine teaching that she shares."
"Julie Shaw is the consummate professional. She has a deep knowledge of the human body. She is competent, caring and the ultimate yoga therapist. Referred to me by my doctor, she and I worked together to relieve and manage my upper body pain. She is a joy to work with.”
"I have attended chair yoga with Julie for several years, in person and on Zoom. She has always been a calming, encouraging presence with good exercises and patient teaching of breathing techniques. As one with arthritic limitations, I have benefited from all this as well as ideas for alternative movements."
"For the many years I have been a yoga student of Julie's, I have gained a knowledge of individual poses as well as an understanding of the proper mechanics behind them. I also have learned many breathing and meditation techniques. Julie has a marvelous way of weaving all of these concepts into a practice that's instructive and challenging, soothing and restorative - a perfect balance! I have been the fortunate recipient of Julie's ever-increasing knowledge and love of the many aspects of yoga and its teaching, all of which have made me a more resilient person with many tools to call upon to combat the stressors life throws my way."
"I have received wonderful benefits from the chair yoga classes that Julie has taught for several years at the Bernardsville Library. A newcomer to the practice of yoga, I had no expectations other than learning something new and hopefully finding new ways to alleviate the aches and pains of daily living. It has been so much more! Julie's gentle, compassionate, and expert guidance taught me about the connections between my body and mind, and showed me simple movements and poses that could release tension, strengthen muscles, and improve overall mental and bodily functioning. Practicing yoga has at different times helped me fall asleep, stay awake, relieve pain, and find new renewed energy. Thank you, Julie! I look forward to continuing to practice and learn with you."
"Julie has been a yoga teacher and mentor to me for several years, and is always a joy to work with! She creates a safe space for you to gently challenge yourself and step outside your comfort zone, while maintaining an environment of loving kindness, compassion, and healing. Julie is always professional and passionate in her work, is an expert in the field of yoga and yoga therapy, and continues to study and learn, allowing her to consistently provide more value and deeper perspectives to her students. It's inspiring to study and work with someone who truly walks the path of yoga. I highly recommend Julie as a yoga teacher, yoga therapist, and mentor for teachers! She is an enormous gift!"
"Julie is a truly gifted yoga therapist and mentor, With her knowledge and compassionate guidance I was able to unlock potential within myself that previously I was unable to see or access. I will be forever grateful to her for that!
"My doctor referred me to Winding Path Yoga. In my opinion, he gets the award for the "Greatest Referral of All Time!" Julie has been nothing less than amazing! Her "mat-side" manners and instruction are a great motivation. Having suffered a severe back injury while serving in The National Guard, some years ago, I've learned to live with a certain level of pain, restriction, and discomfort. Over the years, I've tried physical and occupational therapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, etc. They all helped me maintain a functioning lifestyle.
Since working with Julie, however, my experience has been incredible. She sets a soothing and peaceful atmosphere. My balance and flexibility have improved. My back pain over the last 25 years has been 6 out of 10 on the pain scale. Now it is steady @ 3! Wow!!! And who would have thought that it all starts with controlling your breathing, and of course, having an Awesome Coach... Thanx Julie!
"Julie Shaw is the best Yoga teacher I have come across. I look forward to my class with her. It has been pleasure to know her as a Yoga teacher!"